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2009 Sterling Vineyards Vintner's Collection Merlot, Central Coast, USA

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $14   From: $9   To: $15

Search Rank 4274 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 4274th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 6643rd

Score: 85  
The Wine-Searcher score of 85/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
85/100  
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Grape Variety

Merlot is a red wine variety with strong historic ties to Bordeaux and the southwest of France. It is the predominant variety in most wines from Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, the area in which the variety originated. The variety is now widely planted in wine regions across the world and, in terms of the volumes of wine produced internationally, it is rivaled only by its Bordeaux companion, Cabernet Sauvignon.

In France, Merlot is the most widely planted red wine variety of all, and it is also extremely popular in northern Italy and the warmer areas of southern ...more


Region
  • The Central Coast AVA in California covers the long stretch of coastline from San Francisco Bay south to Santa Barbara, and reaches inland from the Pacific Ocean to the borders of the Central Valley. The climate and topography vary enormously across this immense region, making it impossible to generalize about wine-growing conditions. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the most important grapes planted in the region, but Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and ...more

  • California is the largest and most important wine region in the United States. Occupying the southern two-thirds of the country's west coast (Oregon and Washington make up the rest), it spans almost ten degrees of latitude and 850 miles (1370km) of coast...more

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